Leadership Giving

Gifts Beyond Measure

From our modest beginnings in 1829 as a single school house, to today’s expansive campus, certain individuals and families have given gifts of such vision, their value is almost beyond measure.

Shining examples are the Wernham & West Centre for Learning, the William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex, the McLeese Debating Fund and the Rufus Savage Room. Such gifts exemplify the value UCC holds in its community's heart.

The Council of 1829

The Council holds an annual private reception in the garden of Grant House, the Principal’s home, to honour these members.

The Council is built on the sprit of generosity and leadership of its 500 members. Each year, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and grandparents join or rejoin. Their efforts sustain UCC’s quest for excellence in both teaching and student life.

Gifts to the Annual Fund over $1,000 made over a single year will be recognized by the Council of 1829.

Chairs Message

Membership in the Council of 1829 demonstrates your belief in UCC, in the boys and their potential, in the faculty and their ability to provide the best education possible.

I am honoured to serve as volunteer Chair of the Council because I believe in UCC….in what it did for me when I was here….and in what it does for boys today.

Whenever a student excels in the classroom, returns muddied and victorious from the playing field, or pushes his personal boundaries, that is your gift in action! Thank you for your continued support!

Doug McCutcheon ’83


Leadership Levels

$1,000–$2,499 - Barbara Barrow Society
Named for beloved school nurse “Miss B”
$2,500–$4,999 - Harold A. D. Roberts Society
Named for first Director of the UCC Association, known as “Mr. UCC”
$5,000–$9,999 - Stephen Leacock Society
Named for the author, former Head Boy and teacher (1889–99)
$10,000–$99,999 - Joseph Harris Society
Named for the first Principal of UCC (1829–38)
$100,000– $999,999 - Sir John Colborne Society
Named for the founder of the College, Lord Seaton. The Sir John Colborne Society recognizes individuals and organizations who give $100,000 or more to Upper Canada College over their lifetime. These donors are honoured in perpetuity. Their names are listed in the College’s annual report and they are invited to a private annual reception in the principal’s residence.
$1,000,000+ - Russell Square Society
Named for the original location of Upper Canada College.The Russell Square Society recognizes individuals and organizations whose lifetime support of Upper Canada College exceeds $1 million. Members are automatically invited to become honorary trustees of the UCC Foundation, a designation that is also for life.

Note: Council of 1829 recognition is based on the total amount of cash received in the fiscal year (July 1– June 30).



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For more information about Giving to UCC contact Joanne Weedmark, Manager, Annual Fund, jweedmark@ucc.on.ca, ext. 2000
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